Tag: conservative

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When is capitalism not capitalism?

As used by right-wing apologists for “free market capitalism,” capitalism is the source of everything good in the world, and something that never existed.


Remarks by House Speaker Bill Howell on the 2015 General Assembly Session

Text of remarks from House Speaker Bill Howell on the opening of the 2015 Virginia General Assembly session.


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Randy Forbes: Reflections on what a Republican majority means for 2015

As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.


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Democrats: Too fat, too happy, doomed?

Republicans have been imploding for 15 years as their moderate and Tea Party wings have engaged in open warfare against each other. Looks like Democrats are about to do the same, with the centrist and liberal-progressive wings ready to claw each other to death.


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U.S. sinking into lawlessness: And why might that be?

Conservative commentators are telling us in the wake of the senseless murders of two New York City cops on Saturday that the U.S. is about to sink into lawlessness because of the poisoned atmosphere surrounding ongoing protests of police killings of civilians in Missouri, Staten Island, Cleveland and a growing list of American cities.


House Speaker Bill Howell announces re-election campaign

Virginia House of Delegate Speaker and 28th District Delegate William J. Howell (R-Stafford) announced his campaign for re-election to the House of Delegates in an online web video Thursday.


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Voters call for clarity: The IRS should listen

In November 2013, the IRS proposed a new definition of political activity that would have applied to 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations.


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Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice, and freedom, everywhere

At the surface, the tensions over the failure of grand juries in Missouri and New York to indict cops who killed unarmed suspects in a pair of recent petty-crime cases have been directed at police.


Why do we still pay attention to Charles Barkley?

Charles Barkley is right in saying he isn’t Uncle Tom. Give credit to Uncle Tom for at least having some level of education, after all.


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Mark Obenshain: Ed Gillespie ran a strong campaign

Shortly after noon today Ed Gillespie told supporters that while close, the margin in his race for the United States Senate is not quite close enough.


Compromise: A dirty word with the modern Republican Party

Never has “compromise” been treated as such a dirty word as by today’s Republican Party. Never has a party been less interested in working together to do the people’s business.


UVA football fans: About to jump ship?

I had a conversation with a fellow UVA football fan last week that went something like this: Mike London is a good coach, a great recruiter, and he’s the guy who can get Virginia football back to where it was under George Welsh.


Tricia Erickson: Is Romney using a familiar strategy to garner support for another run?

Mitt Romney has been very busy traversing the states, playing out the same strategy of raising money for midterm candidates that he effected running up to his 2012 Presidential run.


Ken Plum: Saved by the Feds

As I wrote in a column several months ago, Virginia has historically ceded decisions to federal authorities on major issues on which the state had been unwilling to move forward, despite the Commonwealth’s historic antipathy toward the federal government.


Goodlatte: Convenient constitutional conservative

You may hear the term Constitutional Conservative often lately, whether it is in discussions with friends and family or listening to a campaign ad. There are some genuine Constitutional Conservatives in office, like Rep. Justin Amash (MI).


Press Conference: Washington coach Jay Gruden

Washington coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Thusday. Washington (1-4) takes on Arizona (3-1) on Sunday at 4:25 p.m. Eastern.


Liberal America, You Don’t See What We’re Up Against, and It Matters

Liberal America does not perceive well the nature of the force that’s taken over the right. Not perceiving what we’re up against has enormous consequences, because understanding one’s foe has enormous implications for devising the best strategy for defeating it.


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Next step in UVA rebuilding process: Learning how to win

UVA had a commanding 24-3 lead at the half Saturday night against Pitt. Scott Stadium was buzzing. A blowout win over an ACC rival was in the making. The Cavs had the ball to start the second half. Build on the strong second quarter showing with a successful first drive, put some more points on the board, and the game was over.


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GOP partisans: McDonnell is not guilty, or they’re all guilty

Conservative waterboy Bart Hinkle has the Bob McDonnell appellate case all figured out: blame Obama. Or to take it to the extreme, indict Obama, because really, why not?


Definition of insanity: How does UVA not try something different to fill up Scott Stadium?

For the third straight game, UVA football drew in the low thirties for a home game, leaving the 44,749 who came out to see the season opener against then-#7 UCLA as the biggest crowd of the season.


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Notebook: Inside UVA’s 41-33 loss at #21 BYU

UVA dominates stats, except for the important one: Virginia outgained #21 BYU by nearly 200 yards, had more than twice as many first downs, had the ball twice as long, and still lost.


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Mark Obenshain: Why McAuliffe can’t expand Medicaid

Governor McAuliffe has been looking for a way to expand Medicaid over the objections of many in the General Assembly, and the legislature has stood firm in opposition.


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Governor McAuliffe statement on Medicaid Special Session

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today on this week’s special session of the General Assembly to consider proposals to expand access to healthcare for Virginians.


The Republicans’ extraordinary pattern of destructiveness

In the conduct of today’s Republican Party, we can see a pattern of destructiveness.


September 10

Glenn Beck, God love ‘im, liked to remind us how unified we were as a country on September 12, 2001. (Whatever happened to the Beckster, anyway?)